Paula Carney

LUC School of Social Work and CURL Partner with AARP and Illinois Agencies to Identify Challenges & Solutions for 50+ Illinoisans of Color

Illinois residents are aging – with over 34% above the age of 50 and more than a third are African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or Asian American/Pacific Islander. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on older adults underscores the need to focus on this group, especially older communities of color. AARP-Illinois, Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago, Chicago Urban League …
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Faculty member Abha Rai elected to leadership role in South Asian Social Work Educators’ Association

Abha Rai, Assistant Professor of Social Work, was elected to the role of Vice-President of the South Asian Social Work Educators’ Association  (SASWEA),  an affiliated group of CSWE Commission on Diversity and Social and Economic Justice. The purpose of SASWEA is to provide a platform for social work educators and researchers who are interested in …
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Professor Philip Hong partners with WTTW on FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty Program

Social Work Professor Philip Hong developed a Discussion Guide to accompany the WTTW Program FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty, presented virtually on January 18, 2021 and now available as a web resource.  A media-rich resource, FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty includes powerful stories told by five Chicagoans experiencing intergenerational poverty who will help viewers better understand the …
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